The LAP-D Screens
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There are three standardized LAP-D screening instruments.

  • The 3-Year-Old Screen
  • The 4-Year-Old Screen
  • The 5-Year-Old Screen Child assessment

Each takes about 12-15 minutes to administer and provides a quick and reliable method for determining if a child needs further evaluation to determine if a disability or other unmet need exists.

CAUTION: Screening instruments may be used ONLY to determine if a child should be referred for professional assessment and evaluation. Screening results may not be used to determine a child’s level of development or if the child qualifies for special education services.Child assessment
Each screen includes a hierarchy of developmental skills arranged in chronological sequence in four developmental domains, including the following:
  • Gross Motor
  • Fine Motor
  • Cognitive
  • Language

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Screening Manuals
There is one Screening Manual for each age group. Each LAP-D Screening Manual includes procedural instructions for administering individual items, a materials list, and the scoring criteria for each of the 16 items.
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Scoring Protocols
The LAP-D Scoring Protocols contain an abbreviated form of each item name in the same sequential order as the manuals for each age level (3-, 4-, and 5-year olds). The protocols include spaces for recording child demographic information, screening results, a comment column, and cut-off scores. The scoring protocols are printed on NCR paper so that results can be shared with authorized persons easily.>>Back to Top.
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Screening Kits
Each of the LAP-D Screening kits includes:
  • a screening manual for each age level
  • materials for each age level
  • scoring booklets for each age level
  • a technical and examiner’s manual
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Available in Spanish
The LAP-D Screens are available in Spanish, including the manual, scoring protocols and instructional materials.
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Software has been developed to assist teachers in using the LAP-D Screens in developing:
  • Individual screening results
  • Classroom profiles
  • Parent reports
  • Group and individual progress charts
Computer scoring assistant software is available in either in a web-based or CD-Rom format. An electronic scoring protocol is also available using a Palm Pilot application which facilitates using the LAP-D Screens with groups of children. For additional information on all LAP software go to
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Validity and Reliability
The technical manual which is available from our publishing partners provides information on the validity and reliability of the LAP-D screens.

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Three LAP-D Screen Kits are availble for children age 3, 4 and 5.

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